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Two traffic wardens charged for murder of civil defence officer Jumbo

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The Nigeria Police Force has charged two traffic wardens over the killing of an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the late ASC Ogar Jumbo.

It was gathered that Jumbo slumped after he was assaulted and beaten on March 20 with a baton by the Traffic wardens who were angry over a traffic infraction, along the Nyanya/Mararaba road, around Abuja.

Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday said the arraignment of the suspects came after an investigation of alleged discreditable conduct and unlawful exercise of authority was reported against them on March 20.

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Mba added that the Police investigations charged them for assault and excessive use of force on the deceased after his arrest.

He said:

“For the avoidance of doubt, the autopsy report states in part that the death; was due to blunt force injury to the head, multiple skins and soft tissue injuries on the forehead and face and that there was no natural disease in the body to sufficiently explain the sudden death.”

He disclosed that the two Traffic Wardens have been remanded in Kuje prisons pending the next adjournment of the case.

By Todimu Ogunade…

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